Applying DTN Routing for Reservation-Driven EV Charging Management in Smart Cities

Yue Cao, Xu Zhang, Ran Wang, Linyu Peng, Nauman Aslam, Xiaomin Chen

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Charging management for Electric Vehicles (EVs) on-the-move (moving on the road with certain trip destinations) is becoming important, concerning the increasing popularity of EVs in urban city. However, the limited battery volume of EV certainly influences its driver's experience. This is mainly because the EV needed for intermediate charging during trip, may experience a long service waiting time at Charging Station (CS). In this paper, we focus on CS-selection decision making to manage EVs' charging plans, aiming to minimize drivers' trip duration through intermediate charging at CSs. The anticipated EVs' charging reservations including their arrival time and expected charging time at CSs, are brought for charging management, in addition to taking the local status of CSs into account. Compared to applying traditionally applying cellular network communication to report EVs' charging reservations, we alternatively study the feasibility of applying Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication with Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) nature, due primarily to its flexibility and cost-efficiency in Vehicular Ad hoc NETworks (VANETs). Evaluation results under the realistic Helsinki city scenario show that applying the V2V for reservation reporting is promisingly cost-efficient in terms of communication overhead for reservation making, while achieving a comparable performance in terms of charging waiting time and total trip duration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-4373-6
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Jul 2017
EventIEEE International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2017) - Valencia
Duration: 29 Jun 2017 → …


ConferenceIEEE International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2017)
Period29/06/17 → …


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